New ‘Marshall’ Trailer has Chadwick Boseman After Justice

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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is the man that would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice in Marshall, the upcoming biopic from director Reginald Hudlin (Boomerang, The Ladies Man, Serving Sara).

A new trailer has been released from the film, which focuses on Thurgood Marshall’s early career, prior to helping in the desegregation of U.S. schools and being nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson. One of Marshall’s first big cases as a young lawyer saw him defending a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) being accused of sexual assault and attempted murder by his white socialite employer (Kate Hudson). Marshall teams up with a young Jewish lawyer (Gad) in a trial that would go on to help lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement.

Josh Gad, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell and Sophia Bush also star in the picture, which looks to bring this important story to life with confidence and style. Boseman’s a solid actor who’s no stranger to bringing real-life personas to the screen, having also played Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get on Up.

Marshall will be hitting U.S. cinemas on October 13.

Synopsis for Marshall:

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell, director Reginald Hudlin’s MARSHALL, based on the early career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) against his wealthy white socialite employer (Kate Hudson) in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial. In need of a high-profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with young Jewish lawyer Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad) who has never tried a case. They struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in a sensationalized trial that helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement.

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